Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We're Not the Only Ones

*So I did a little research and evidently we're not the only ones having the conversation about whether it's acceptable or not to wear a band's t-shirt to their concert. I found this website and it posts A LOT more detailed rules about concert t-shirt etiquette (I've posted their rules below). And of course, if you haven't already, click here for my thoughts on the subject.

1. When wearing another bands t-shirt, try to keep the same genre or influence.
ex. a) David Bowie @ NIN
ex. b) Placebo @ Futureheads

2. The ironic concert t-shirt is the big exception. if you wear a Culture Club or Michael Bolton t-shirt to a Cure show you will get many compliments.

3. There is a sliding scale of the obscurity of the band vs. the genre. For example: A Tapes ‘n Tapes shirt could be worn to any rock show.

4. When wearing a old concert t-shirt to a newer tour by the same band, it is preferred to wait at least eight years. too soon will show you to be lame, but to follow this guide will give you street cred as a long time fan.
*It should also be noted that a shirt purchased off EBay can break this rule, therefore a stain or hole of some sort is required.

5. It is also a violation to wear any shirt of any band members former band or side project to the current incarnation of that band members show.

6. It is a violation to wear the shirt you just bought at that same concert. Especially when it is over whatever you had on before.

7. You may not wear a new concert t-shirt for 2 weeks (especially the next day)
*The exception to this is when you saw a show out of town and wear the shirt at home the next day

8. It is a violation to wear a concert t-shirt you purchased from the band at a second show on the same tour.

9. No Beatles, Bob Marley or Jimi Hendrix t-shirts, unless you actually went to one of their concerts.

10. It is a violation to wear a concert t-shirt that has been signed by any member of the band.

1 comment:

Emily said...

I like #5. It would be ridiculous to wear a Soundgarden tee to an Audioslave show. Or in the same vein...a Velvet Revolver to STP (reunited)? Whack!

Like I said to you personally before... I'm so sensitive to the subject that I have issues shopping in a store while wearing their clothing (ie. shopping in J. Crew while wearing J. Crew)-- super lame.